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Kodaira on title course, tight battle in Men's tournament

The Olympic Oval in Calgary confirmed its status as one of the fastest ice rinks in the World with 59 personal best times and 20 national records on Day 1 of the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships. Nao Kodaira is on course for her career first World Sprint Title, and the Men’s tournament is very close, with Kai Verbij (NED) defending a 0.11 lead over Germany’s Nico Ihle.

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World Sprint Speed Skating Championships - Preview

The 48th ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships will be held on the fast ice of the Calgary Olympic Oval in Canada, which will host these Championships for the fifth time in history. Only Heerenveen (NED) hosted the tournament more often (six times).

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Three titles for Huizinga and Dutch ladies sweep Allround podium

Dutch skaters Chris Huizinga and Jutta Leerdam grabbed the Men’s and Ladies’ Allround gold at the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships on February 17-19, 2017. Norway’s Allan Dahl Johansson and Russia’s Daria Kachanova both grabbed two single distance titles at the artificial outdoor rink of Oulunkylä Sport Park in Helsinki.

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World Junior Speed Skating Championships - Preview

Helsinki will host the World’s fastest junior speed skaters for the annual ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships on February 17-19. The Juniors have to prepare for tough conditions, because the event will be held at the artificial outdoor rink of Oulunkylä Sport Park.

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Junior World Cup Speed Skating Series 2016/17 - Review

The Chinese and Korean men have made their mark in the Junior World Cup Speed Skating Series 2016/17, and Daria Kachanova was queen of the ladies’ sprint events winning five out of a total of six races in the 500m and 1000m.

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Bergsma wins epic 1500m, Kim delights home crowd

America’s Heather Bergsma won her second World Title at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, when she edged out Ireen Wüst (NED) for gold in the ladies’ 1500m on Sunday. Almost at the end of the Championships, Bo-Reum Kim delighted the home crowd with the first Korean title of the tournament, winning the Ladies’ Mass Start.

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Sáblíková takes 9th 5000m World Title

Martina Sáblíková won her ninth consecutive 5000m title on day 3 of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships. Kjeld Nuis took his maiden World Title in the Men’s 1000m, and Heather Bergsma took gold in the ladies’ 1000m. Sven Kramer closed the day with gold in the 10,000m.

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Luiza Zlotkowska (POL) elected Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

Luiza Zlotkowska (POL) elected Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

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Kodaira delivers, Redemption for Smeekens

Japan’s Nao Kodaira won the Ladies’ 500m to become the first Japanese female skater taking individual gold in the history of the World Single Distance Championships. Dutch Jan Smeekens grabbed a long awaited gold in the Men’s 500m and the Netherlands won both the Ladies’ and the Men’s Team Pursuit events at day 2 of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2017/18 allotment

The ISU Council allotted the following ISU World Cup Speed Skating Competitions for the season 2017/18, Nov 10-12, 2017 Heerenveen, Nov 17-19, 2017 Stavanger, Dec 1-3, 2017 Calgary, Dec 8-10, 2017 Salt Lake City, Jan 19-21, 2018 Erfurt, Mar 16-18, 2018 (Final) Minsk.

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Wüst and Kramer draw first blood at Olympic Oval

Ireen Wüst has won the inaugural race at the Gangneung Olympic Oval. With exactly one year to go to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, the Dutchwoman took gold in the Ladies’ 3000m at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships. Sven Kramer won his eighth 5000m World Title, with bronze Peter Michael taking the first ever World Speed Skating Championships medal for New-Zealand.

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Featured interview: Natalia Czerwonka (POL)

Top sport life has not always been easy for Polish Natalia Czerwonka. The 28-year-old silver 2014 Olympic medalist suffered a head injury and a broken vertebra after a collision with a tractor, while training on the bike in August 2014. We took the opportunity to talk to her in Heerenveen last December. Her passion for speed skating is still unbroken.

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ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships - Preview

The ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2017 not only is the pinnacle event of the 2016/17 speed skating season, it is the first international tournament at the 2018 Gangneung Olympic Oval too. With one year to go to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, speed skaters will get a taste of the ice and the atmosphere.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final - Stavanger (NOR) Media Accreditations

Media accreditation for the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final in Stavanger (NOR) on March 11-12, 2017 are now open.

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Wüst ends Sáblíková's winning 3000m streak

Dutch Ireen Wüst beat Czech arch rival Martina Sáblíková in the Ladies 3000m on day 3 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Berlin on Sunday. Ruslan Murashov (RUS) won the men’s 500m, America’s Heather Bergsma collected her second 1000m gold of the weekend, and Dutch Kai Verbij grabbed his maiden individual World Cup gold in the men’s 1000m.

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First career 5000m gold for Bloemen

Peter Michael beat Jorrit Bergsma in the Men’s 5000m but Ted-Jan Bloemen claimed gold in the distance on day 2 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Berlin. Nao Kodaira collected her second 500m gold, Kjeld Nuis won the Men’s 1000m and Ireen Wüst the Ladies’ 1500m.

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Ihle delights homecrowd with 500m gold

Nico Ihle delighted the home crowd winning the Men’s 500m on Day 1 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup at the Sportforum in Berlin. Nao Kodaira (JPN) took her fifth World Cup win in the 500m, America’s Heather Bergsma took her fourth 1000m gold of the season, and Kjeld Nuis (NED) won the Men’s 1500m.

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ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Media Accreditations

ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Media Accreditations are now open.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final allocated to Stavanger (NOR)

On December 22, 2016 the ISU Council decided to move the ISU World Cup Speed Skating planned to be held in Chelyabinsk, Russia, on March 10-12, 2017. Despite the short notice to find a new host for the event, the Norwegian ISU Member Norges Skøyteforbund, informed the ISU that they agree to host the event.

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Featured interview: Mika Poutala (FIN)

We took the opportunity to talk to Mika Poutala (FIN) before the ISU European Speed Skating Championships and this is what he shared about his past, present and future.

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Erbanova takes maiden Sprint title, Kramer still Allround king

Karolina Erbanova (CZE) was crowned the first Ladies’ European Sprint Champion in speed skating history, and Sven Kramer (NED) took his career ninth European Allround title on the final day of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen on Sunday.

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Verbij and Wüst take titles in front of home crowd

Kai Verbij has won the inaugural Men’s European Sprint title to the delight of the home crowd in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, on Day 2 of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships. Compatriot Ireen Wüst also gave the crowd a title to cheer for, when she took her career fifth Ladies’ European Allround crown.

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ISU European Speed Skating Championships Heerenveen (NED) - Preview

The New Year starts with a new format in Speed Skating from January 6-8. Heerenveen’s Thialf stadium will host the first ever ISU European Speed Skating Championships combining the inaugural European Sprint and traditional European Allround competitions

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Verbij and Wüst on title course

Dutchman Kai Verbij is on course to win the inaugural Men’s European Sprint title, but he still faces tough competition. His compatriot Ireen Wüst took a big lead in the Ladies’ allround tournament on Day 1 of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships.

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